This is a huge season for Milan fashion week and my first season experiencing all the hype of the Italian fashion industry. So, because it's my first season, I might not be invited to Versace or Gucci (yet), but there are some international and emerging talents I have the opportunity to see on the runway. So here are a couple designers i'm excited to see!
The award-winning Portuguese designer Pedro Pedro (Yes, that's his name) began his professional career winning first prize at the "New Expo-Wear Designers" competition in 1996. At the beginning of his fashion career, he focused on developing an array of various projects from illustration, uniforms, jeans, and streetwear for men. Pedro's designs have been featured at many Portugal fashion events like; Porto de Moda and Moda Lisboa. In 2006 and 2007 he was featured on the runways of Paris Fashion Week and was recognized in many magazines like Vogue, Elle and Collezione Dona.
This Portuguese international designer born in Nampula, Carlos Gil started his Fashion Design career in 1998 and opened his first store in Fundão, Portugal. His work has been recognized internationally, and has participated in Portugal Fashion for many years, and is distinguished as a young and successful business professional in Portugal and around the world. Every year Carlos presents two collections and develops unique and customizable pieces for each of his clients.
In 2001 Japanese Fashion Designer Atsushi Nakashima graduated from the Nagoya Fashion Collage. Atsushi decided to launch his own brand in 2011 called"Atsushi Nakashima", and debuted his AW collection at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Tokyo. In 2004 he became the assistant of Jean Paul Gaultier, and later in 2009 the head designer of Jean Paul Gaultier where he created a men' and women's diffusion line. He also had the opportunity as creative director for Jil Sander Navy Accessories in 2013. Some of his awards include; the Onward Fashion Grand Prix, DHL Designers Award, and won the 3rd DHL Exported Award. In 2015 he had the opportunity to showcase his 2016 AW collection at Milan Fashion Week.
Italian Fashion Designer Alberto Zambelli studied at the Fortuny Institute and began his career developing knitwear collections for D&G, Versace, and Extè. He continues to work between many cities including Milan, Lake Garda, Tokyo, and Shanghai. He has collaborated with Italian Pret-a-Porter and opened his first fashion house "Private Archive". In 2007 he won a competition organized by the Fashion Incubator. His brand has expanded in many Asian territories throughout China and the Japanese market. Alberto's image is described as sophisticated, minimal, clean, architectural lines, and is known for precious details.
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